September 11, 2008 | 05:21PM a MYT
As part of the ongoing efforts to simplify the site and remove features that have very low usage, eBay will be removing the Bid Assistant tool (which allowed buyers to bid on multiple similar items in succession) in the next few weeks.
The removal plan
Starting in late September, the links to Bid Assistant will be removed from item pages and from My eBay, and buyers will no longer be able to create new groups of items within the tool. If you have used the Bid Assistant tool recently, or will be using it in late September, here is how you will be affected:
- If you have an active Bid Assistant group in late September: You will still see the link to Bid Assistant in My eBay, and will be able to view your groups of items within the tool. The Bid Assistant tool will also continue to bid on the items within each group as scheduled. However, you will not be able to add or remove items from a group, or alter your maximum bids. Since these groups will essentially be “locked” by late September, please make sure that you do not change anything within your Bid Assistant groups beforehand.
- If you have a closed Bid Assistant group in late September: You will still be able to view your closed groups via the link in My eBay.
The Bid Assistant tool will then be removed from the site entirely in late September.
The eBay Team